Set to steal the title again, Dubai stage is ready for world’s largest and most spectacular fireworks display for New Year’s Eve.
Here are some glimpses of facts of the expected breathtaking event:
What: 60 seconds fireworks display of 200 pyro-technicians containing 400,000 shots of fireworks synchronized with music and will last for 6 minutes
Where: Dubail Atlantis Palm Hotel. The center of attraction will be in Palm Jumeirah Island and the World Islands benefitting the other 400 locations around the spot to closely watch the dazzling fireworks display.
Program highlights: Leading the countdown for the New Year, the show will start with a ‘Flying Falcon’ doing rounds of The World islands. Displays include first-of-its kind elements like a 225 meter wide and 130 meter high UAE flag, conjured through fireworks and special effects that will adorn the Dubai sky. The flag will be another world record attempt for the largest pyrotechnic flag ever. The final salvo of fireworks that will conjure up a ‘Sunrise’ scene, lighting up the skies for around 10 kilometers will culminate with the city winning the hosting rights of World Expo 2020
The much awaiting fireworks: Colorful, but concentrated on green to make the show eco-friendly. According to organizers, the material used for the fireworks are biodegradable, with no use of lead and only minimum carbon. The emissions from the display is expected to be least polluting.
Specs and other technical requisites: The fireworks exhibition will spread across 100 kilometers. At least 450,000 explosive shells, connected to a network of more than 100 computers, will be used to put up the show. In another regional record, seven 660 mm shells will be used to fire the main rounds of fireworks, each shot spreading over 700 meters wide.
Targets: 60 seconds for 200 pyrotechnics in Dubai to break the world record for the largest fireworks, currently held by Kuwait since 2012 when it celebrate its 50th national day firing 77,282 shots of fireworks spread across five kilometers.
The preparation and planning of the designs and choreography of the show runs for more than nine months. The specially customized fireworks were shipped from the United States.